War On Nice

The world is in uproar, has been for a while. There seems to be a discord in various societies around the world about the same thing; good men. “Where are all the ‘good’ men?” “The ‘real’ men?” “Why cant I find a man who knows what it means to be a man?” I would have loved to tell you that I have found the answer and it is somewhere on this article, but there is no simple solution to this problem. No one sentence that will solve this pandemic. I agree that good men are in short supply. Aggravating this fact is the on going of the war against the ‘nice guy’.

Now now, I see you rolling your eyes and thinking this is one of ‘those’ articles, but before you close this tab let me tell you what this post isn’t about;

1. This is not an attempt to tell women who to date or marry.

2. This is not a boohoo article to make you feel sorry for anyone.

3. This is not a whinny piece about being friend-zoned or any other zone kids come up with these days.

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April’s Guests; Achievement.

As a student, that is a word that has been drilled into my brain. Achieve good grades so that you can get good scholarships. Achieve leadership positions in clubs so that you can put them on your resume. Achieve a good job so you can be called successful. Everything we work in toward in high school and college, whether we know it or not, is to achieve success in the form of a comfortable income, an enjoyable job, and maybe even a spouse and 2.5 kids.

Of course, I want all this. I want to get good grades. I want to build my resume. I want to earn a job in my field. And I am taking steps to achieve these goals. I do my homework. I study. I try to be involved in clubs, although it is hard to find the time. I’m looking at applying for internships soon. But sometimes, I look at these goals and wonder how much they are really worth.

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